The genetic underpinning of breastfeeding in the context of high and low breastfeeding rates

  • Zuccolo, Luisa (Principal Investigator)
  • Davey Smith, George (Co-Investigator)
  • Hveem, Kristian (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Åsvold, Bjørn O (Co-Investigator)

Project Details


Research visit to Trondheim to work with Prof. Hveem and colleagues to finalise the paperwork (applications to Ethics committee and to HUNT study for use and transfer of data), explore HUNT’s complex phenotype database, finalise the analysis plan, and begin drafting future funding applications. (Scientific Project aims: 1. To identify common genetic variants predictive of BF duration through genome-wide association studies (GWAS), and 2. To use the GWAS results to inform MR analyses of the causal effects of BF on health outcomes such as maternal post-partum weight change, offspring risk of asthma/allergies and cardiometabolic health.)
Effective start/end date1/03/1731/12/19


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